SCM Instructor Toby Gooley, Contributing Editor at DC Velocity, writes that fleet managers may need to reconsider their one-size-fits-all approach to forklift safety training.
CTL Director Yossi Sheffi was quoted by UK-based The Loadstar about companies' apprehension to stay in China, as lockdowns are heavily impacting international supply chains.
CTL Director Yossi Sheffi was recognized by Supply Chain Digital as a top 10 supply chain influencer.
Dr. Sheffi is an expert in systems optimisation, risk analysis, and supply chain management. He also serves as the Director of the Centre for Transportation and Logistics. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Resilient Enterprise, Urban Transportation Networks, Logistics Clusters, and The Power of Resilience. He has founded or co-founded five successful companies: LogiCorp; PTCG; e-Chemicals; Logistics.com; and Syncra Systems.
MIT Sustainable Supply Chain Lab Director Josué Velázquez Martínez was quoted by Bloomberg about pressures on the International Maritime Organization, a United Nations oversight body, to revisit their regulations on greenhouse gas emission.
In an article for Supply Chain Management Review, Dr. Eva Ponce writes about how omni-channel supply chains can support the development of circular supply chains.
One way is to create reverse flow channels that collect returned product and packaging for recycling and reuse. The retail industry is actively developing these reverse supply chains, but one of the challenges they face is how to measure the impact of reuse strategies on omni-channel operations.
MIT FreightLab Co-Director David Correll was interviewd by UK-based news outlet Supply Management about driver detention, and how supply chain pressures could be eased by allowing drivers to spend more time on the road.
In a presentation at the 2022 MIT Manufacturing Conference, CTL Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab Director Jarrod Goentzel discussed the advantages of flexibility when supply chain disruptions are becoming more common. Establishing a direct relationship with their supplier was an example that allowed hospitals to be better prepared for the beginning of the pandemic
MIT FreightLab Co-Director David Correll was quoted by Capitol Hill news outlet Roll Call about a bipartisan bill just introduced in the House of Representatives that would eliminate truck drivers' exempt status for overtime pay above 40 hours per week.
Washington is recognizing that the American truck driver shortage might have been misdiagnosed.
Research from David Correll, a research scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and co-director at the MIT FreightLab, has been getting some attention in Washington recently.
CTL Executive Director Chris Caplice was interviewed by Logistics Management about different market trends, such as freight recession and the seasonality of increasing fuel prices:
CTL Deputy Director Jim Rice was interviewed by Fox Business in regards to smaller ports becoming viable alternatives to overcrowded docks:
Executive Director of MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management Eva Ponce and Senior Communications Officer Arthur Grau discuss the benefits of cultivating communities in online professional education.
In an interview with NPR's Marketplace, FreightLab director David Correll discussed his research into the efficiencies and bottlenecks involved in trucking. According to his research, truck drivers on average spend only six and a half hours a day actually driving even though they are allowed, by law, up to 11 hours per day.
The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics is pleased to announce that two students have been awarded the UPS Fellowship for the 2022–23 academic year.
David Correll and Ken Cottrill discuss the potential impact on the supply chain sustainability space by "just transition", a principle that would attempt to balance a successful economy and cleaner environment. Is just transition another short-lived buzzword - like "net zero" - that will have minimal impact on supply chain operations, or is it something more substantial?
AgeLab Director Joseph F. Coughlin writes in Forbes:
In an interview with USA Today, CTL Director Yossi Sheffi explains that, while supply chain bottlenecks are responsible for the current disruptions in deliveries to shoppers, "the main culprit is [increasing consumer] demand." He points to the timing of these bottlenecks emerging: in 2021, a full year after the onset of the pandemic.
CTL Director Yossi Sheffi was quoted in a recent SupplyChainBrain article about the Biden administration's Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW) initiative, which has prioritized inviting companies like retailers and shippers, leaving out logistics tech.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., February 23, 2022 – The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) in collaboration with global logistics company C.H. Robinson has created a custom, advanced certificate program in supply chain management for the company’s employees.
In an interview with Quartz, executive director of MIT’s master’s program in supply chain management Maria Jesus Saénz discussed the increase in supply chain professionals recruited directly from the program.
MIT CTL Director Yossi Sheffi was recently interviewed by The American Prospect about the future of just-in-time inventories, which have been called into question amid pandemic disruptions.
Just-in-time is not going to go away anytime soon, or maybe ever, because it’s just too good. […] I’m not saying get out of China or Southeast Asia. But think about distributing your purchasing power.
Supply Chain Brain recently called out the State of Supply Chain Sustainability 2021 in reference leveraging sustainability as a way to build stronger and more cost-efficient supply chains to maintain competitive advantage.
In an article for Abu Dhabi-based The National, Yossi Sheffi writes that while the global supply shortage of microchips may recover, the markets might not return to normal—and they may have actually helped seed another crisis in the form of a global economic recession.